Environmental Health Director Will Summers said in an email addressed to restaurants and food establishments in the county that their cooperation in curbing coronavirus spread efforts are appreciated.
“We’re entering an important weekend holiday with a heightened awareness of the importance of keeping our customers safe from this growing epidemic,” Summers said. “I regret we are adding so many additional names to the list, but there are no one hospitalized and only one proclaimed death. Please do all you can while you serve the public this long weekend to protect your customers from this infection.”
Washington County added seven new virus cases on Friday, adding to the five that were reported on Wednesday and the four that were added on Monday. A total of 128 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.
Rep. Charlie Meier, R-Okawville, encouraged businesses to write letters to Gov. JB Pritzker’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health about the impact the new restrictions placed on Region Four earlier this week.